How to block the Browser Choice Screen in Windows 7/8

By editing the registry, you can if you wish block the Browser Choice Update  Screen, which is offered in the European version of Windows 7. The technique is designed for system administrators responsible for managed environments under a Volume Licensing program. But of course, the small registry modification can be applied by all users.

Block Browser Choice Screen

The following information is provided by Microsoft to help system administrators manage the display of the Browser Choice update screen in managed personal computing environments that are under a Volume Licensing program.

Open regedit and navigate to the following Registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\BrowserChoice

Create a new DWORD value named Enable in RHS pane.

Giving it a value:

1 – Will display the Browser Choice update (default)
0 – Will not display the Browser Choice update.

This a technique applies to all supported copies of Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista & Windows XP and allows users to block the delivery of the browser ballot screen.

That’s it!

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

One Comment

  1. To see how to implement this registry setting with Group Policy take a look at this article i blogged…

    http://www.grouppolicy.biz/2010/03/how-to-use-group-policy-to-disable-the-eu-browser-choice/

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